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Howdy gang. We actually got 3 new videos filmed last week and are still in the process of editing them. R1 Insiders will get access to them first so if you haven’t yet signed up, it’s quick and easy and on the top right side of the homepage. We will never spam you, sell or rent your info, ever. It’s just a way for us to reach out to you when we have something cool to tell you about, a coupon to save you cash at a motorcycle retailer, or some sort of newsletter if we ever get one up and going. Oh yeah, and to let you know when the latest R1 Videos are ready so you can access them first before they go live to the general public!
More blog content coming soon. More pics on our FlickR page, more Pinterest, Facebook, and everything else we can think of to keep you busy with news, updates, and information about the Yamaha R1.
And as always, holler at us directly if you need a tip or help. We get a ton of emails so we do apologize in advance if we take to long to answer your questions. Until this project pays the bills for us, our time is limited. Speaking of which, there is a donate button somewhere on the site! ;)
Yall ride safe and be easy!
Wiski and Todd
PS – we have a long list of videos yall submitted to us so we will always keep working on those – but what else do you want on our sites? There are a ton of ways to interact with us so let us know.
Riders and Insiders – what’s goin on tonight? Sorry for the new look and feel of the site. We have a lot of work to do to get a better design going but due to security reasons, we had to abandon the old design. Not sure how I feel about this one. It’s temporary, so I guess it will have to do for now. Yall stay visible out there. We’ll try to stay more visible here and on our YouTube site. We have more videos, but like I’ve said several times – - we’re really busy with work and I’m moving so yall sit tight. I promise more how to vidz are on the way and also some GoPro riding footage and tips and so on.
Hey if you post on our YouTube channel and not on the comments below the videos – - I’m having trouble trying to figure out how to reply. Better to comment on the videos and/or here on the blog or hit us up through email: Robert@ (I’ll let you figure out the rest… R1Videos.com)
What’s up on MotoGP coming to Austin, Texas in a month!? We’ll be posting when we get back from the races. Also, AMA possibly coming next year in 2014! Can’t wait for a track day out there at COTA…
Howdy fellow riders! It’s Wiski here, just wanted to give yall some updates since it’s been a while since we’ve posted and released any new videos.
Todd and myself both recently got new jobs with new companies, so getting adjusted has kept us both pretty busy. I am also in the middle of moving out of my rent house and into a more permanent solution so that means R1Videos.com Battle Stations will finally be staying put for longer than a year! This means no more distractions with jobs and finding places to live so we can get back to getting more sportbike videos, how-to videos, and so on filmed, cut, mastered, and released for you guys.
We have a long list of videos to produce, pics and posts stacking up, and hopefully deals and/or discounts from some retailers on the way. So if you haven’t already, might as well sign up to be an R1Videos Insider. We will be releasing videos early to those that sign up, and trust me, we hardly ever send send any emails out so there’s nothing to lose. We’d like to get a newsletter going but who has the time!? PLUS – - we will NEVER sell your email address to a 3rd party – EVER – because we hate SPAM just as much as you do. We just want to be able to shoot you an email if we get a special discount or something cool comes along.
Guess that’s it. So sorry for the long delay in pushing out new content and new videos covering not only the Yamaha R1, but also gear, riding tips, reviews, and so on ! There is plenty to come when we get a chance to put it together and spit it out so hang in there with us. We are getting back in the saddle soon and will fire things back up as quick as we can!
Wiski & Todd
Robert here (aka Wiski) – just thought I’d share this short clip from a video I shot on my first track day ever last year. I’m on the wall at Texas World Speedway trying to get low enough to get as much as I can on the wall. This is not the How To video we just released yesterday. That one is only for R1Videos Insiders for the time being. It’s free, quick and easy to sign up for future videos so sign up to be an Insider here.
Anyways, I shot this video with my GoPro HD Hero2. I used the Drift external microphone to record my voice while on the bike. Oh yeah, the GoPro is mounted on my helmet upside down using my own method. You can see how we did the GoPro helmet mount in this post. So the video will give you a basic idea of the resulting video footage. However, that’s on a track – it looks better when riding in a normal riding position and not tucking in so low. I’ll post another video vlog from the normal riding position soon so you can see how that looks also.
Wiski 1st Track Day on Wall at Texas World Speedway
What up fellow R1Videos.com Insiders! We just wanted to let everyone know that we are about to drop a new how to video. It will only be available to those of you that signed up to join us as R1Videos.com Insiders. You will be able to view the videos from now on, first – before we drop the video to everyone else. So if you haven’t already, join us today!
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The GoPro Hero3 is here and looks great (both the can and the footage it shoots). We do not have one to review yet but will definitely do a full review once we pick one up (or if anyone wants to send us one to review…). So if you are the first to get your hands on a GoPro Hero, then let us know how you like it!
We have some editing to do still but I wanted everyone to know that we have added to our video offerings with our new 30 Second Safety vidoes. These motorcycle riding safety tips will be for anyone that rides any style, brand, make, or model of motorcycle, sportbike, or even scooter. If you are on 2 wheels these short riding safety videos will help promote good riding and safety techniques. Stayed tuned while we edit the videos and we will start uploading soon. Finally – R1Videos Insiders will get access to the latest videos first going forward. So if you haven’t yet, you might want to sign up. See R1Videos.com homepage top right corner to sign up.
MotoGP™ to race in Texas in 2013 at the Circuit of The Americas™
AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 3, 2012) – Circuit of The Americas today announced that the world’s premier motorcycle racing World Championship, MotoGP™, will join its roster of racing events next spring with the three-day series set for April 19-21, 2013, at the purpose-built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of the MotoGP series, the new circuit will be the first North American racing venue to host both two-and four-wheeled World Championship events in one year’s time.
MotoGP, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, consists of 18 races in 13 countries on four continents with pan-global television coverage. Nine nationalities of the world’s most skilled riders, including current U.S. riders Colin Edwards, Ben Spies and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, compete with cutting-edge, prototype motorcycle technology produced by Ducati, Yamaha and Honda, as well as the new CRT regulation machines from the likes of FTR, Suter and Aprilia. The series traditionally holds three races, including Moto2 and Moto3 competitions, during each event for various classes of motorcycles based on engine size.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive officer for Dorna Sports, commercial rights holder for the MotoGP series, is extremely happy to add the Austin Circuit to the official MotoGP schedule. “We are excited to be working with Circuit of The Americas to expand our programming in the United States and bring our series to an exceptional new Grand Prix facility in Texas. We see tremendous opportunities to market MotoGP and grow its fan base through this agreement and know Circuit of The Americas is the right promoter to help us achieve that goal.”
Circuit President Steve Sexton added, “The Circuit of The Americas team is delighted to introduce yet another world-renowned racing series to our 2013 event calendar—one we know will be hugely popular with fans coming to experience MotoGP for the first time at our state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in Austin. MotoGP has a worldwide fan base with more than two million followers watching races in person each year. We’re confident it will be a great addition to our programming and draw tens of thousands of people to Central Texas, creating yet another major event with significant economic impact for our region. We want to extend our thanks to the Austin Sports Commission for its help in securing yet another first-class event for our city and for helping us become the first U.S. racing venue to host two World Championship motorsport events.”
MotoGP’s reach extends to more than 200 countries and territories that receive live or same-day delayed broadcasts of the MotoGP events, with the coverage delivered to more than 337 million households worldwide.
MotoGP 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, who hails from Kentucky, rides for the Ducati Factory Team and said he’s eager to try out the new Austin circuit. “It’s great for riders and fans to have another MotoGP event in the United States, and Circuit of The Americas will give us a chance to expose more of our homegrown fan base to MotoGP in an up-close-and-personal way,” Hayden noted. “I love competing at new, fresh tracks and am really looking forward to racing at the Austin circuit.”
Texan Colin Edwards races for the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team and their CRT project. The former World Superbike Champion said a MotoGP race at a new circuit just two hours from his home in Conroe, Texas (near Houston), means he can actually “drive to work” for a change. “Adding a race to the U.S. schedule makes a statement that MotoGP is working to expand it influence on American soil. The best way to grow our sport is to add races, and with events on the East and West Coasts—and now one in Middle America—it’s the perfect opportunity for more fans to see us in action. Plus, my family is really looking forward to jumping in a pick-up truck and driving up to Austin to see me compete.”
Rider Ben Spies, who calls Longview, Texas, “home,” is also excited about the 2013 schedule. “Who wouldn’t be excited to have a MotoGP race in their home state? I hope all of my CMRA, WERA and AMA racing friends and family storm the track. It will be so easy for me to cruise down to Circuit of The Americas from my house in Dallas.”
Tickets for the MotoGP event at Circuit of The Americas go on sale Oct. 16, 2012, will range in price from $133 to $199 and be available for purchase through Ticketmaster. Patrons with Circuit of The Americas Personal Seat Licenses will receive price discounts on MotoGP tickets. For more information, visit www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com/tickets.
About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, entertainment, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be the U.S. home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18.
The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings will include an expansive outdoor live music space, a conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com.
Established as a World Championship by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) in 1949, MotoGP is now into its 63rd year. It is the pinnacle of motorcycle championships in the world and the premier-class of three racing classes that take to the track on a typical Grand Prix weekend. MotoGP has been administrated by commercial rights holder Dorna Sports under the supervision of governing body, the FIM, since 1992.
MotoGP has a rich history with Grand Prix events having taken place in every corner of the world. Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Spain, the United States and Australia are just some of the nationalities that have produced high numbers in terms of race victories and world titles in its long history. Information about MotoGP can be found online at www.motogp.com.
MotoGP has finally released the dates for the races at the new Circuit of The Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas. Tickets go on sale Tuesday October 16th, 2012 (10/02/2012). The MotoGP races in Austin, Tx will be held April 19th – 23st, 2013.
For more info and track layout: Circuitoftheamericas.com/moto-gp
Yeee haw, boys and girls!! This is the best news ever! Can’t WAIT for track days…
R1Videos has been coming up short when it comes to getting some interesting coverage for our female audience – that sucks, sorry! Yes, 10% (and growing) of our readers are females, but so far, 0% of our content has covered anything for all you gals out there that own, ride, race, or just have an interest in the world of sportbiking. That’s all gonna change because we definitely don’t wanna leave out the ladies!
To get things started off, we were lucky enough to catch up with CMRA racer Megan Wanat who we will be featuring in a series over the course of many posts to come. So while she is busy answering some of our interview questions and filling us in on her journey into the sport of racing and the world of motorcycling, be sure to check out her videos on the DistinctR6 YouTube channel. There will be plenty more to come so check back!
Also, if you are a female that would like to help educate us all on your love for and experiences in sportbiking, shoot us an email at: Robert at R1Videos . com
Stay visible everyone!
Howdy riders and R1 Videos Insiders!
Wanted to let yall know that we have 2 new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras that we plan to shoot with for POV riding, vlogging, safety tips, back roads, track days, and hopefully random stuff we happen to catch on the cams unexpectedly. Don’t worry, we still do our normal production with our XL1s so the “How To” Videos will still remain of the same quality.
We are still getting the mounts in place on the helmet and R1, the mics set up the correct way, and the testing in so we can edit out the shakes and vibrations. We’ll also be showing you how to use the GoPro yourself along with tips and tricks we learn along the way. We will show you how to rig the mics, how to set the mounts, and tips on how to limit the vibrations. We already figured out a trick with electrical tape that secures the cam in the J-hook mount (since the GoPro “nose plug” does not work on the J-hook). Click to see our post below on How To Update the GoPro Firmware in your camera.
More videos to come!
We added a new dedicated page to the site to keep all the 2012 race calendars in one easy to find place so you have no excuse to miss out on the action this year. All of this year’s racing schedules for MotoGP, AMA Pro Road Racing, SBK Superbike FIM World Championships, and Isle of Man TT (and links to their sources) can be found here at R1Videos on our Race Calendars page.
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Hey what’s up Robert. I don’t know if you have this on your list of videos, but is there any way you can do a video on setting suspension? I don’t know if there is a predetermined setting on the front or back or both for different weight categories, but if there is and you know them, that would be super helpful. Shiny side up! – Brandon (R1 Insider)
There is no generic set up for everyone. I would recommend a book, “Sportbike Suspension Tuning” by Andrew Trevitt. Or take it to a suspension guy and have it set up for your riding style. However, every track will have different settings and different road riding will require changes as well. – Todd (R1 Videos)
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It’s not “IF” you are going to go down, it’s “WHEN.” Orbie sent these over so thank God he made it out of this mess in one piece. To our beginners and pros, always wear your safety gear no matter what. That one time you need it will make all the hot and sweaty rides worth it. We here at R1Videos are commuters through rain, cold, and Texas heat and always stay protected. Anyways, sorry for your loss Orbie, maybe your next bike will be a Yamaha R1!
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What up everyone? I just got to thinking we have this little R1Videos.com project going nicely and already get about 1,000 page views a month and climbing from all over the world. So why not share a little bit of the love back with our fans and readers?
That said, here’s the deal. If for some terrible reason you find yourself having to sell your motorcycle (or any parts), we will gladly help. Just shoot us your links, pics, location, mileage, contact info, and asking price and we will post your info right here in the blog to help you sell it! Can’t hurt to get as many eyeballs on your listing as possible, right? And if we post it here, you can even link back to your post here on R1Videos.
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Please note: If you see a listing for a bike (of any kind) or R1 or any parts here on the site, just know that we are not endorsing the seller or the items. Buy at your own risk. – - Sorry, we have to say that. Also, we won’t be answering any questions for any of the sportbikes you see for sale here so you will have to contact the seller directly.
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See, it’s not if you’re gonna crash, it’s when! Good thing (or not) it was only the R1Videos.com site that crashed and burned this time! Sorry for the inconvenience as the site updates did not care much for the system updates and the whole thing went kaput. Even worse, I have to admit we didn’t even catch it for the past 2 days. Speakin of crashing, we have some pics coming soon of a new friend and fan’s crash so check back for that.
Since we’re on the subject of crashing – here is a safety/riding tip for you before I go:
You should always have on your person (your pocket, backpack, etc) a card or folded piece of paper with the following in case of emergencies:
- Put it in your wallet where it can be seen immediately upon opening your wallet – I wrote in big red letters “EMERGENCY”
- Also add your Blood Type as this is probably the most important thing if you really bust your ass
- That card/paper should include: Your name (so it matches your driver license), Emergency contact name and number
- You might also add other emergency contacts – I added my mom, and my girlfriend because my parents are out of town and if it’s serious enough (sorry to be so morbid) then I at least want someone to come to the hospital as soon as possible!
- Be sure to include a line that says what meds you take and what allergies to meds (if any) you have
- I included my driver license number in case I loose my ID – at least I still have it on this card/paper
- I highly recommend you also jot down your License Plate # and your VIN # – just so you will have it in case your bike gets jacked while you are in a store or watchin’ the GP races at Bikini’s or something. It’s good to have handy when you call the cops as fast as you can so they can look out for it.
This is how mine looks:
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So far our videos have over 5,000 total views on YouTube. We need music, and BANDS need exposure, reach, and eyeballs. You must have full control over licensing to work with us. No contracts, no bullshit. Just solid music to play in the garage in the background and during intros to our videos.
Send us links, contact info, and assurances that if we choose your band, we can use your music and your label won’t trip or sue us.
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For several months we have been battling this finicky little punk of a video. First the sizing then the co/decs and aspect ratio, and on initial upload to YouTube – - an audio malfunction. Finally we are pleased to announced we’ve worked out the kinks, just to help YOU save money and have fun while doing your repairs on your own Yamaha R1.
In this video, we show you the best way to flush your coolant system in a 2004 2005 or 2006 R1. Put another way, this is how you service the radiator and change out old or bad fluids and antifreeze. Since we are in Texas, and the R1 already runs hot, we chose to remove the antifreeze and fill ‘er back up with Distilled water and a little helper product called “Water Wetter.” Careful here, as Distilled water and Water Wetter do not have any antifreeze qualities that we know of. However, you can always refer to your owners manuals (or see our Manuals Page here) to refill your R1 with antifreeze.
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Hey everyone, we wanted to say welcome to 2012 and welcome to our second year here at R1Videos.com. Ok, we haven’t really been around for 2 years, but we started out in 2011 and now we’re excited to start ramping things up for 2012. There will be many more how to videos, parts review videos, and gear review videos.
R1Videos.com is not just for Yamaha R1 riders – it’s a place for all riders – - even those of you that haven’t quite saved up the money for your first R1 or first motorcycles yet. We got two new GoPro Hero 2 cameras so we will also be doing some instructional and safety videos with street riding tips and much more. We’re also planning to fully cover MotoGP in Austin, Tx at the new Track of the Americas so you won’t wanna miss that.
Anyways, good luck in 2012! Keep the rubber side down or whatever they say. Stay out of trouble if you can help it and stay visible out there.
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Update: Still don’t have any takers for the FREE factory windscreen and factory Break/Clutch levers set. I guess that’s a good thing, means there haven’t been any bad spills for our readers. If you missed it though, read more here.
Video update: “How To Flush Coolant System 2004-2006 R1″ video is 99% complete. We are having problems in post with encoding. No worries, we should be able to solve the issues and release the DIY video this week. Sign up to be an R1 Videos Insider and you’ll be notified the minute it goes live. Speaking of which, welcome to our first official Insider: Roberto!
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